They say New York City is the city that never sleeps, but really that slogan should belong to New Orleans. The Big Easy is notorious for its nightlife, our bars don’t close at 2AM like in NYC – and our people like to drink, party and eat all day, everyday.
There’s always so much to do in NOLA, especially during the late night hours. Here’s a few of our favorite things you can do after 10PM,
1. Have A Drink On A Rooftop Bar
As of last year, New Orleans jumped on the rooftop bar wave and now we have plenty to choose from. Start off your late night in NOLA with a craft cocktail and great views of the Crescent City – check out our favorite rooftop bars here.
2. Go On A Ghost Tour
Now that you have some liquid courage in you, go on a New Orleans ghost tour! NOLA is a ghost lovers wonderland, we have a rich history of all things spooky & it’s the perfect place to try and see some ghosts in action.
3. Listen To Live Music
You can’t go wrong with a sipping on a hurricane & requesting your favorite songs at the piano bar in Pat O’Brien’s. Be sure to also check out the schedules at Preservation Hall, House of Blues, and One Eyed Jack’s. The music doesn’t stop at the French Quarter, head over to Frenchmen Street and catch some jazz tunes at Snug Harbor, then check out to d.b.a.,The Spotted Cat, and Blue Nile.
We love checking out late night markets, especially after a few cocktails! Check out the cutest arts and crafts made by NOLA locals at Frenchmen Art Market, usually open from 6:00PM – 12:00AM.
5. Eat At Halal Guys
Straight from NYC, Halal Guys opened it’s first Louisiana location in the CBD just last year. Since then, locals have been going crazy over these famous gyros, chicken & rice platters, hummus & other tasty middle eastern eats.
The Halal Guys is a popular lunch spot for young professionals that work downtown. They also stay open pretty late every day, especially on the weekends #yas – and they have the perfect (and cheap) eats to keep you going on a late night out in New Orleans.
You’ll want to get just about everything, here are our favorite things on the menu + a few #BabesTips on what to eat at Halal Guys.
There are two options on the menu: one is a platter – it comes with your choice of chicken, 100% beef gyro meat, or falafel on top of rice, slices of pita, lettuce, and tomato. Get the combo platter – half chicken, half beef gyro meat -. Fear not vegetarians, the falafel platter is also delicious!
The other option is a sandwich, it comes with everything the platter has, minus the rice, wrapped in warm and fluffy pita. You can also get plenty of sides: fries, hummus, baba ghanoush with pita, and baklava (only $2.95 each!).
Both options can be topped off with their signature White Sauce, which is to die for , as well as their hot sauce. #BabesTip: Ask for some extra White Sauce and dip your fries in it.
🔥 #BabesTip: BE CAREFUL WITH THE HOT SAUCE! We love, love, LOVE spicy things, but we can’t handle more than 2-3 drops of this hot sauce. 🔥
The Halal Guys CBD location is open Sunday through Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to midnight and Thursday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. They also have a Freret Street location (5001 Freret St.), a West Bank location (2434 Manhattan Blvd.), and will be soon opening in Lafayette and Baton Rouge!
Halal from the other side, y’all. For more info & delicious pics of The Halal Guys visit their Instagram page.
5. Head Over To An After-Hours Bar
You’ve refueled at The Halal Guys, and still have energy to keep going. What now? Head over to an after-hours bar! A few of our favorites are: The Goldmine Saloon, Santos Bar, F&M Patio Bar, Grits Bar & The Saint.
Enjoy your late night in New Orleans!
This post was Sponsored by The Halal Guys (TMJ Group). All opinions are our own.